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Assessor, Information Assurance Third Party Management

Job ID R95366 Updated date 03/25/2020 Location Richmond, Virginia; Plano, Texas; Wilmington, Delaware; McLean, Virginia
West Creek 5 (12075), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Assessor, Information Assurance Third Party Management

The Information Assurance Third Party Management (IA TPM) program defines the framework and conducts the assessments that enable the business to protect sensitive Capital One information and confirms the third party’s ability to provide continual services.  The associate in this role will partner with the line of business Third Party Manager and IA TPM team to evaluate the effectiveness of the third party’s environment and deliver a quality assessment report. This enables effective risk management in alignment with business tolerance and industry requirements.   


You will:

  • Execute assessment kick-off, planning, and scoping activities for IA TPM risk assessments

  • Execute the on-site, desktop, or virtual IA TPM risk assessments

  • Perform Gap Analysis of Third Parties control environment against Capital One control expectations

  • Write reports including executive summaries and work papers detailing the assessment work completed, evidence reviewed, and identified gaps

  • Communicate final reports to stakeholders including Third Party Managers and Accountable Executives

  • Travel 40-60%, which may include offshore locations, to perform multi day assessments

  • Ensure compliance to program process and procedures

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the program controls, intent, and test procedures


Responsibilities may also include:

  • Supporting initiatives to drive quality assessment reporting by reviewing the assessment results (work papers and executive summaries) provided by IA TPM assessors of Capital One’s third parties. This includes:

    • Reviewing work paper validations and findings to ensure clarity, traceability, and logical alignment with conclusion and consistency across reports

    • Confirming appropriateness of risk ratings based on engagement risk, the validation results, and gap statements

    • Providing direct feedback to the assessor population


The associate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate strong ability to analyze information and data

  • Demonstrate strong subject matter expertise and sound judgement to align appropriate risk level

  • Conduct an assessment in a collaborative manner to effectively assess controls while maintaining business relationships

  • Quickly analyze information security controls, ensure clearly written assessments, and provide constructive action items to assessors

  • Develop and communicate quality recommendations to assessors

  • Work with diverse contacts throughout the world to achieve results

  • Communicate technical issues to non-technical people

  • Demonstrate collaborative partnership skills for working with various points of contacts

  • Adapt control intent to a wide variety of third party environments

  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving and conceptual thinking abilities

  • Demonstrate capacity to think broadly but go deep into subject matter when needed


Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in Information Security managing third party vendors

  • At least 2 years of experience in Information Security conducting Risk Assessments

  • At least 1 years of experience communicating and presenting to senior level management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • CISSP, CISA, or CRISC certification

  • 1+ years of experience in PCI DSS, NIST, ISO, Physical Security, or IT Operations Management 

  • 1+ years experience at a Financial Institution

  • 1+ years experience with Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, or GCP)


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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